Our People - Sotiris Pastras

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Holmes Place | Swim Instructor Illustration

Working as a pool instructor in Holmes Place Greece, Sotiris Pastras uncovered the perfect environment to do what he loves best: help others progress and build a community around meaningful solidarity causes. Be inspired.

Sotiris Pastras - Pool Instructor - Holmes Place Greece

What is your passion and what do you love about it?

I'm passionate about helping others. When I was younger, I enjoyed helping my mom with the daily household tasks. As I grew older, that habit grew with me and I desired to help people find solutions that meet their specific needs. For example, by teaching someone how to breathe while swimming is a great satisfaction and I love doing it.

How did you begin and what stands out in your journey?

It was so easy to accept the invitation (4 years ago) from the Pool Coordinator of Holmes Place Maroussi. Since that date, I totally changed as a person and as a professional. I completely changed the way I think and act within the company. Thanks to Holmes Place I realised that I had to evolve in order to stand in a dynamic multinational environment. That's the reason I chose the MSc in Human Resources Management: to have the opportunity to be useful to other people and to understand the business side of companies. I could say that my highlight during these 4 years was the “birth” of Pastra Cretonaxiosa, a swimming team consisting of Holmes Place members who swim for a cause!

What are your next goals?

One of my greatest passions is making a difference! When I'm involved in a project at work, I want to do my best to achieve success. So regardless of the purpose, I always set one goal: I want to… "Enjoy the Journey”!

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